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Welcome to Cowley College

New Employees

Beau Vest

Wrestling Head Coach
Cowley College - Arkansas City main campus


Beau VestWe are excited and proud to welcome Beau Vest as our new Wrestling Head Coach. Beau reports directly to Shane Larson, Athletics Director. Beau's office is in the intramural building.

As Cowley's Head Wrestling Coach, Beau will be starting up our new wrestling program. He will be looking to bring in some of the best kids and talent in the area, as well as nationally, to build a program to compete on the national stage.

Beau graduated from Missouri Valley College in Marshall, MO with his Bachelor's in Mathematics and Secondary Education. Most recently during his very successful career, Beau was at Midland University where he restarted their wrestling program and took them to (2) two National Championships and (22) twenty-two NAIA All-Americans.

Beau is married to his wife Jennifer, and they have two daughters: Madi who is (7) seven and Malie who is (9) nine. On the side, Beau enjoys saltwater aquariums and loves scuba diving.

Beau is enthusiastic to be at Cowley for many reasons. He especially likes the community and is thrilled to be in a community that is knowledgeable about wrestling and want to win. He says the community here is "excited and contagious" when it comes to wrestling. He is right!!

One of his favorite inspirational quotes is "Try to be just a little better every day".

When you have a moment, stop by and say hello to Beau. We are proud to have him here and excited to see our wresting program come to life!!!

Jerry Thor

Assistant Tennis Coach
Cowley College - Arkansas City main campus


Jerry Thor - Assistant Tennis CoachWe are excited and proud to welcome Jerry Thor as our new Assistant Tennis Coach. Jerry reports directly to Charity Andrews, our Head Tennis Coach. Jerry’s office is in the lower level in Scott Auditorium and can you can reach him at extension 5293.

As Cowley’s Assistant Tennis Coach, Jerry wil recruit and train our high level student atheletes.

Jerry has his MA in Athletic Administration from Concordia University in Irvine, CA. Most recently, Jerry was at Eastern Florida State College where he was the Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach. Under his coaching, the team earned the title of Region Champions and were the runner-up in the ITA Nationals.

Jerry is married to his wife, Veronica. While not working, he enjoys exercise and reading.

Jerry is enthusiastic to be at Cowley because of the strong tradition of academic and athletic excellence of Cowley College.

One of Jerry’ favorite mottos that he lives by is “Find a Way”.

When you have a moment, stop by and say hello to Jerry. We are proud to have him here!